Suspect At Large After Attacking, Stabbing Homeless Along Detroit Riverwalk

DETROIT (WWJ) – Detroit police are searching for a violent suspect who may be responsible for attacking two homeless people along the Riverwalk.

The incident happened early Wednesday morning not far from the Detroit Princess riverboat.

Police say a 25-year-old woman and an 86-year-old man, both homeless, were attacked. The woman, who hasn’t been identified, was sleeping in the doorway of the Joe Louis Arena, woke up to the suspect going through her pockets — and that’s when she was stabbed multiple times in the head and neck. She is listed in critical condition.

The man had a gash to his head, but police are not sure if he was assaulted or if he fell. Both were taken to the hospital the man was reported in stable condition.

The suspect is described as a black male, 5’7″ tall with a skinny build. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt. Police say he is known to frequent area shelters.

Stay with WWJ Newsradio 950 and CBSDetroit.com for the latest. 

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